The Master of Science in Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences program—a 1-year accelerated master’s degree—combines mathematical and engineering skills for improving the health and wellbeing of others.
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The human body is an incredible piece of machinery. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible for the body to operate at peak performance due to injuries, disabilities, or illnesses.
Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences/1-Year Experiential program prepares you to take charge of revolutionary breakthroughs and innovative rehabilitation solutions to maximize function and wellbeing across a patient’s lifespan. You’ll have a front-row seat to cutting-edge research in neuroscience, arthritis, physical activity, and occupational biomechanics.
The program emphasizes core competencies in biomechanics, motor control and motor learning, movement measurement and analysis, knowledge translation theory, and the use of traditional and emerging technologies. You’ll learn to interpret basic, translational, and applied research to advance practice in Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences in cross-disciplinary fields and in a wide variety of academic, health, industrial, policy, and governmental settings.
A 12-month experiential program that is mostly online and focuses on innovative rehabilitation solutions through enhanced research and education
32 credit hours of required and elective courses, including four credit hours devoted to the capstone project
Experience hands-on courses in Boston during two one-week residencies
Opportunity to replace electives with educational residency experiences focused on an area of need identified in partnership with your industry employer or capstone research
Train on state-of-the-art technology with curriculum developed by industry professionals
Train for positions such as rehabilitation engineer, field clinical engineer, biomechanical engineer, and more.
Potential industries and fields include academic, health, industrial, policy, and governmental settings.
Potential career paths include product development, therapy development, healthcare, research, academia, and more.
"For anyone with a background in a technical field looking to work in the human health and movement space, this program is worth it. You’ll receive the skills to bridge your current knowledge with the knowledge health professions and movement science experts have."
– Kristin Greenwood, Associate Dean Network Programs Bouve College of Health Sciences and Clinical Professor
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-50 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
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Fall admission deadline: August 1
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